The £140,000 investment is part of Northern Gas Networks’ annual £63 million commitment to upgrade the gas main network across the North East and Yorkshire.
The work to replace 516 metres of old gas mains with modern plastic pipeline will start on 1 2th October and will last for four weeks. It will be necessary to close Beaconsfield Road to traffic to allow the essential work to progress. Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes leading to the A19.
Northern Gas Networks apologise for any inconvenience experienced by residents, motorists and traders while these essential gas works are carried out. A customer liaison officer will visit the works regularly to discuss the improvements with residents and traders.
In addition, Northern Gas Networks will be hosting a “drop In” session on Wednesday, 22nd September, at St Mary’s Parish Hall , Norton Green, between 3.00 - 7.00pm where staff will be on hand to show residents plans and explain how they may be affected by the gas works.
Network Operations Director from Northern Gas Networks Chris Gorman said: “This is a major gas main renewal project and will ensure that Norton can continue to enjoy a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come. We will do everything we can to minimise any disruption. The good news is that once they are in the ground, our new plastic pipes are more durable and flexible and have a lifespan of at least 80 years.”